Sebastopol egg hatching questions

Discussion in 'Geese' started by Jenifer72, May 6, 2011.

  1. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    I set 2 sebbie eggs in my inubator along with some chicken eggs....after the first week I realised my thermometor was off my 10 degrees f. (too low). I got it set where it should be and hoped for the best. I lost all but 1 chicken egg and my 2 Sebbie eggs started developing. I am at day 13 since I changed the temperature. The eggs are each looking half to 3/4 full at this point when candling (dark/full) I have candled them the last few nights and I haven't seen any movement. In fact I have yet to see any movement at all. Should I assume these are growing by how full the eggs are at this point? Should I have been seeing movement or could I just be candling at the wrong time. I have never done Sebbie eggs so I'm wondering if this seems normal. Thank you for any help anyone could give me on this.
    (hope this all makes sense)
    Last edited: May 6, 2011
  2. scratch'n'peck

    scratch'n'peck Overrun With Chickens

    Oct 31, 2008
    West Michigan
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  3. Gracie9205

    Gracie9205 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 20, 2010
    Lake Charles, LA
    You should see veining and movement after the first 6 days. After that, if you aren't seeing any veining or movement then it is very likely that you have a quitter. When they embryo dies, all the veining disappears and you will have a cloudy looking dark spot. The veining is the key giveaway though.
  4. pete55

    pete55 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 19, 2011
    Suffolk, UK
    I think you need to read the link scratchnpeck posted for you. You need to get the temperature stable at 37.2 and keep your humidity down.

    Dont worry too much about moving but as Gracie said if you cant see any veins then its not looking too good [​IMG]

    Pete [​IMG]
  5. Balbinka

    Balbinka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 16, 2011
    Quote:What are you candling with?

    Depending on how strong your candler is, you probably won't see a whole lot of movement or veining! I just used a flashlight for mine, and I didn't see a whole lot until Day 12- and every day after that I didn't see much! The sniff test will tell you a lot.

    Goose egg shells are extremely thick, and my Sebastopol embryos really liked hiding from me [​IMG]
  6. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    I'm jut using a's the lasgest maglite flashlight...seem pretty bright I dunno. I'll try sniffing them tonight tho. I appreciate the help!
  7. countrychix

    countrychix Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2010
    Frewsburg, NY
    My Maglite was awful at candling eggs too. It seemed quite bright outside but just didn't do the job as a candler. I and purchased the brightest light I could find- a Coleman 75 lumen model. It cost me more than I would have liked to have spent but I wouldn't be without it now, it's great! The shadowing in your eggs sound about right, but you be able to see inside them.
  8. Jenifer72

    Jenifer72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 19, 2010
    I smelled them and they both smell fine so far. I think I'll look into getting another flashlight and see if that help too! I'm really hoping they're doing ok.

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